Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-11.6% (decline)


What Tellers Do

Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.

Other Job Titles Tellers May Have

Bank Teller, Financial Services Representative (FSR), Member Services Representative, Teller

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Teller ,

Capital One

A great day at work is when we have no technical problems and we are able to do transactions efficiently so our customers are always happy.

Lead-Teller ,

Capital One

In a great work day, I oversee all that there is to do on the teller side. I need to make sure all operations and procedures are done correctly.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Balance currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts and calculate daily transactions, using computers, calculators, or adding machines.
  • Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips.
  • Monitor bank vaults to ensure cash balances are correct.
  • Cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds.
  • Count currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machine, to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank.

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